Dora Gicheva speaks on unemployment in NC may worse than expected

While NC jobless rate rises to 6.8 percent, the real numbers may be worse than the picture indicates.

“Everything else equal, firms prefer to hire workers who are either working or who have been unemployed for a brief period. They take long-term unemployment as a bad signal,” she said.

Gicheva also noted that the average weekly hours for North Carolina manufacturing workers increased by 42 minutes from July, when the number was 43 hours per week. She says that could show that employers are reluctant to hire.

Kirk Galiani Does It Again

Kirk Galiani Does It Again


Kirk Galiani, a member of the Board of Advisors and UNCG Bryan School of Business alumnus (Finance ’87), has done it again.

Galiani, co-CEO for US Fitness Group and former principal of Gold’s Gym International, recently announced the acquisition of Sports & Health, which has locations in Virginia, Maryland and Washington D.C.



Spartan Trader store teaches lessons in retail

Spartan Trader store teaches lessons in retail

The Spartan Trader building

Dianne Welsh, the university’s Hayes Distinguished Professor of Entrepreneurship, founded the university’s entrepreneurship program, which teaches students how to plan and successfully run their own businesses.

That program includes a retail component: the Spartan Trader. The consignment shop on Spring Garden Street is run entirely by students — the only 100 percent student-operated store in the university system, according to Welsh. Handcrafted wares by UNCG faculty members, staff members and students are sold in the store.
Exporting to the real world

Exporting to the real world


Dr. Nicholas Williamson’s class is anything but typical. In fact, it’s in a league of its own.

In just 12 weeks, undergraduates in “MKT 426, International Marketing” go way beyond the textbook, directly working with North Carolina-based companies to export their products to another country in a project known as Export Odyssey.

A recent research study discovered that no other program in the nation offers marketing and entrepreneurship students the kind of experience and skills they attain in Export Odyssey.


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Jeremy Bray discusses Wyndham & Greensboro

Jeremy Bray discusses Wyndham & Greensboro


“The positive exposure of the event has the potential to boost Greensboro’s economy,” Jeremy Bray of the UNCG Bryan School of Business & Economics states in regards to how the 75th Wyndham Championship and the Golf Channel can reflect on the Triad.


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NC Now episode featuring UNCG/Wine Industry

NC Now episode featuring UNCG/Wine Industry


UNC-TV’s North Carolina Now recently aired a feature on the partnership between the UNCG Bryan School of Business and Economics and the North Carolina wine and grape industry on August 7. The segment featured Dr. Erick Byrd, an associate professor of sustainable tourism and hospitality, and Sam Troy, the Bryan School’s executive in residence for international education.

The Bryan School has partnered with the state’s wine and grape industry since 2007, providing business intelligence and research that boosts the sector’s economic potential. Troy has played a leadership role in a number of those projects, and Byrd was one of the lead authors of a 2012 study, which found that excellent customer service is key to the growth of the industry.

UNCG economics faculty research earns high ranking

UNCG’s Department of Economics, housed in the Bryan School of Business and Economics, has been ranked as one of the nation’s best for faculty-published economic research.

The department is ranked No. 7 in the nation for research on innovation, securing the top spot among economics departments at public universities. The department ranked No. 6 in the research field of program evaluation (third among public universities) and No. 7 in the nation for research on entrepreneurship.


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Alejandro Moreno – From UNCG to ESPN

At UNCG, Alejandro Moreno was a star student-athlete. Now at ESPN, he is a star analyst – one of the network’s most recognizable faces for World Cup coverage.

Moreno is calling matches and providing analysis in the studio. Moreno was a four-time First Team All-Region selection and a four-time All-Conference recipient. He led the Spartans in goals all four years of his career, 1998-2001. In his 11-year professional career, he played for three Major League Soccer champion teams.

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Consumer, Apparel & Retail Studies earns top ranking

Consumer, Apparel & Retail Studies earns top ranking

CARS earns top ranking

Bryan School of Business & Economics department of Consumer, Apparel and Retail Studies (CARS) has been ranked as the 13th best fashion program in the nation by the website, a jump of 10 spots from the 2013 placement.

The CARS program ranked as the third best program in the South, up two spots from last year, and received the website’s best ranking among programs in the state of North Carolina.


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2014 Bryan Golf Tournament Registration

2014 Bryan Golf Tournament Registration

2014 Bryan Alumni Tournament

It’s that time of year again!

The UNCG Bryan School Alumni Association is hosting its 21st annual golf tournament this fall. All proceeds from the tournament will be used to support the Bryan School Alumni Scholarship.

Please consider partnering with us through a corporate or personal sponsorship or prize donation.

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